Seventeen attendees representing nine graduate programs joined the Center for Inclusive Education for a special installment of the “Keeping It Real” discussion group series on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. We invited Lori Carron, Assistant Dean for Finance, and Melissa Jordan, Assistant Dean for Records and Admissions, to discuss Graduate School Policies and Procedures. They presented on a range of topics, including registration requirements, dissertation guidelines, and funding opportunities. The discussion was well-received by students, who took this unique opportunity to ask their questions regarding the dissertation process, funding opportunities, and graduation procedures. Students were able to get a behind-the-scenes look at the doctoral hooding, discover the reasons why deadlines are not flexible, and learn about the interactive academic calendar that they can add to their Stony Brook Google Apps account. If you were not able attend the event, you can find the presentation here.